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IndieWebCamp West Coast was an online IndieWebCamp -; the first 100% online IndieWebCamp based on Pacific Time Zone hours.

This event was scheduled--in some sense--as a replacement for what would have been the in-person 10th Annual IndieWeb Summit was initially scheduled for the same weekend.

Two days meeting up online to share ideas, create & improve personal websites, and build upon each other's creations. Whether you’re a blogger, coder, designer, or just someone who wants to improve their presence on the web, there is something for you here. All skill and experience levels welcome.

Own your data.

We should all own the content we're creating, rather than just posting to third-party content silos.

Publish on your own domain, and syndicate to social media.

Be a part of advancing & growing the open independent web with the latest in decentralized web technologies.

Quick Links


Day 0

Zoom grid of Organizers meetup attendees (left to right, top to bottom) Greg McVerry, Chris Aldrich, Tantek Çelik, Ana Rodrigues, David Shanske, Aaron Parecki

4x4 Zoom grid IndieWebCamp 2020 West pre-party attendees (left to right, top to bottom) David Shanske, Chris Aldrich, Scott Gruber, Beto Dealmeida, Kim, Ana Ulin, Joseph Dickson, hibs, Aaron Parecki, Lillian Karabaic, Jason McIntosh, Rebelle, Jacky Alciné, Steve Williams, Greg McVerry, Ryan Barrett, gRegor Morrill, fluffy

Day 1

Group Photo of IndieWebCamp 2020 West attendees in a Zoom grid

Day 2

Group photo of IndieWebCamp 2020 West attendees at the demo session on Zoom


Posts about IndieWebCamp 2020 West:




Day 1

Day 2


  • https://paulopinto.page/2020/06/29/i-met-scott.html
    • "I met Scott Gruber - @scottgruber - at IndieWebCamp West 2020 this weekend. He’s a very nice person and I came to his blog to know more about his projects. I’m amazed by how often people forget that the true spirit of the Internet is to share ideas and interests with an open-minded community –> Ice Breaker—Bruin Toastmasters" June 29, 2020


Main article: 2020/West/Schedule


Friday Pre-Party

The night before camp from 20:00 to 22:00, we're continuing our tradition of a pre-camp dinner...except we will be eating together apart. So, set a place setting in front of your webcam and join us for some distance socializing. In respect to other timezones, you need not bring dinner. Other meals, snacks, drinks, etc are welcome. We will set up some Zoom break out rooms for people to pop into for some conversations.

Saturday and Sunday

Day 1: Intro and Sessions Day 2: Making

08:45 Organizer setup
09:00 "Doors" Open: Coffee/Socializing
09:45 Introduction
10:00 Keynotes
10:45 Intros and Quick Website Demos
11:30 Session Planning
12:00 Group Photo & Topics Over Lunch
13:00 Sessions
18:00 End of sessions for Day 1

09:00 Organizer setup
09:30 Doors Open
10:00 Day 2 kick-off / Demos for EU timezones
10:30 Day 2 Group Photo / Hack sessions
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Hack sessions continue
16:30 Demos
17:45 Closing remarks / clean up
18:00 Camp closed

Day 1 is an introduction to the IndieWeb and discussions in a BarCamp-like environment. Bring a topic you'd like to discuss or join in on topics as they are added to the board.

Day 2 is about creating or making things for our websites! Direct your inspiration from what we discussed on day 1 into something on your site. Collaborate with others or work on your own. We'll have demos at the end of the day to see what everyone worked on!

Organizers And Volunteers

Secondary organizers:



  • Please read through our Code of Conduct
    • Code of conduct violations or problems can be reported to west@indieweb.org and will be treated confidentially.
  • Never attended a camp before? See Attending IndieWebCamp for what to expect and maybe do some pre-camp set up to make your real time attendance less stressful. (See the Pre-Event section below for a possible online walk through to familiarize yourself with our tools, ask questions and get ready before the day of camp.)
  • IndieWebCamp has a strong tradition of remote participation, typically using chat, Zoom and Etherpad during as well as after the event. More details and links for remote participation will be posted here on the days of the event. Also feel free to join us on chat to get realtime updates and conversation before, during, and after the camp. (Direct web chat link here.)

Remote Participation

  • Zoom We used Zoom as the video platform for sessions, intros, and demos.
  • wiki All session grids and schedules will be listed here
  • Etherpad - All sessions will have an etherpad for organization, live note taking, and brainstorming on the day of the event. These will eventually be archived to the wiki
  • IndieWeb chat - there are a variety of methods/ways to access the various chat channels on the wiki.
  • Audio/Video - recordings of all sessions will be placed on archive.org for individuals who did not participate to watch after-the-fact.

Session Proposals

Main article: 2020/West/Proposals

Much like in-person IndieWebCamps, we are following a Bar Camp style format. To facilitate the process and because the camp is entirely online, we're already beginning to accept session ideas and proposals ahead of camp.

Camps are interesting because of what participants bring to them, so all attendees are encouraged (but not required) to present or facilitate a session or otherwise contribute to the event. This doesn't mean you need to be an expert on the topic you're interested in--far from it! Sessions on concepts that have never been done before are frequently proposed and this is how we break new ground.

Time for session brainstorming and scheduling will be set aside on the day of the event so that people can think about what they'd like to share, learn, and discuss for the balance of the day. However, if you have time before camp feel free to sketch out your ideas in the Etherpad for session proposals.

Etherpad for Session Proposals: https://etherpad.indieweb.org/2020-West-Sessions

Tickets / RSVP


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